Disturbing numbers of endangered Hector's and Maui dolphin
deaths have been reported in the last year, showing new
protection measures are not as effective as had been hoped,
University of Otago Associate Professor Liz Slooten says.
Individual "piecemeal" decisions allowing development on
hazard-prone land will continue without any long-term
national strategic direction, Environmental Defence Society
policy analyst Raewyn Peart said recently.